Take that!

Jan. 3rd, 2006 10:07 pm
mrlachatte: (Default)
So, I finally beat the problem I have of never finishing anything.  No, really, I can think of maybe two projects I've started which have actually reached completion in the past several years.  In two days, however, I managed to crank out this 5:53 remix of a song I've never heard before.

Conjure One - Face the Music (Revvy's Near Future Mix)


The only completely original part is the percussion, which I made by slicing up the drum loops of the original song.  The strings, piano, vocals, bassline, guitar, etc. are all samples of the original, except in completely new arrangements.  I listened to Face the Music after I finished the song, and they sound incredibly different.  I like my version more, personally ;)

This all came out of a remix competition on acidplanet.com, which is for users of ACID or ACID Express only.  Still, they provide a 198mb sample pack with an ACID project file, so I just ditched the project and opened the rest in FL Studio.  The plus side of this is that I now have a much better grasp of the program, and I even tried my hand at some basic mastering.

Anyways, I'd love to hear about anything that works/doesn't work in the track, and any general feelings about it.  Recommended listening position: head back, eyes closed.  I'm not quite sure what style this is, but it's only 125 BPM and it's pretty laid back for some parts.

Evelate me

Jul. 26th, 2005 12:47 am
mrlachatte: (Default)
This song is a really good mix.  For some reason in the past two days I've been on soulseek non-stop, picking up a bunch of remixes of tracks that I have.  I grabbed a colleciton of U2 mixes, there's several good ones, and this is definitely my favourite.  The dangers of having 4GB suddenly available, raw and waiting for me.  I'm anticipating the finish of U2 - Beautiful Day (Paul Oakenfold Perfecto Mix), as well.

I was talking to XColX today, discussing a bunch of music stuff, and I think I'll try to remix a song I like instead of starting from scratch the next time I sit down in FLStudio/Buzz.  I don't have the sustained creativity necessary to do more than 10 seconds of a song right now, and working within another song would help me along, I think.  I'm also thinking about picking up a really cheap MIDI keyboard for my composing.  I think one of my biggest stumbling blocks is the time it takes to input notes.  I take so long fiddling in Buzz's tracker interface with the weirded-out keyboard layout, and FLStudio's mouse-based one is just plain slow.  A keyboard would let me do chords really easily, I think I'm going to investigate the possibility of buying something cheap.

I'm looking for an acapella version of Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun now.  I wonder if it's out there...

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